UPDATE: Crash was Speed Racing, Driver Dies at Hospital (Photo)

February 20, 2023 09:54



Investigators with Portland’s Traffic Investigations Unit (TIU) have determined this crash to have been the result of speed racing. Both vehicles were traveling at a very high rate of speed when they lost control and crashed, injuring the two drivers and one passenger.

The driver of one of the cars has died of their injuries while in the hospital. The identity of the deceased driver will be released after family members have been notified.

Photograph: Car on Fire
Photograph: Car on Fire
Photograph: Car on Fire


***Original Message Below***

On 2/18/23 at approximately 11:52 p.m. officers from the North Precinct responded to the 5900 block of North Marine Drive on a report of a two vehicle crash with one of the vehicles being on fire.

Officers arrived and located the two involved vehicles. Three people from the crash have been transported to area hospitals for life threatening injuries. Due to the extent of the injuries, the Major Crash Team was activated to respond.

North Marine Drive will be closed for several hours a quarter mile in each direction from the 5900 block as investigators from the Major Crash Team and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division collect evidence and process the scene.

If anyone has information about this incident, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attention Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 23-45892.



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